JOIN US FOR LIVE CONCERTS AND DEVOTIONS
It has been a joy to serve and share music through digital means over the past several months. With summer moving in, we won't be live every week, but would still love to connect with you on Facebook Live or through the more intimate and personal house concerts that we do every other week.
NEXT FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT - Friday June 26th - 7pm Central
NEXT ZOOM HOUSE CONCERT - Monday June 29th - 7pm Central
Zoom Concert Info
Time: Jun 29, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 934 2691 3066
As outdoor concert/worship options become more accepted, we would love to work with you on a special event for your church or organization. We can also offer house concerts for your church as well. Just let us know how we can serve this summer! Contact Mike
HELP MUSICIANS - MAKE NEW MUSIC!
We are working on new music as a way to help some of my friends who have been hurt by the collapse of live music events this year. If you would like to donate, you can use my PayPal link and we will continue to put good musicians to work. Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
There are few hymns that endure for decades and centuries. Many songs are with us for a season, or for a person's lifetime. Thank God for new songs singing about old truths in new ways. But some of the old songs and old poetry last for centuries, passing text and melody and far more than that - memory... promise.
The Advent hymn "Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel" is a song that captures the longing, not for things to simply go back to what they used to be or some good day in the past, but forward to a lasting joy that was promised in Christ. The lyrics and music so beautifully capture the longing and the focus so well, that we joy in singing this song ever year.
In a dark night, pondering what EMMANUEL means - God With Us - I wrote the poetry that would become the intro and outro to this song. The question that we all wonder when bad things come - "Lord - Do you SEE? Do you HEAR? Do you CARE??"
And sometimes all we get is a name. Emmanuel. All we get is a promise. "I will be with you always. All we get is a cross... and a command. Pick it up, follow me, I will be with You, for I am Emmanuel and I know the place I am calling you to. The ultimate home, life to the full, complete relationship, complete healing, eternal rest and life. Not just for you, but for all.
In the waiting - remember the promise of Emmanuel. He is with you, in the joys...
and even in the silence. Peace and Joy in Christ - Mike
Since 2006 Mike Westendorf and his team have helped churches and Christian organizations bring the peace, hope and joy of the Gospel to their communities through concerts, special worship services, musical bible studies and speaking engagements. We're passionate about helping you connect with your community, whether that's the family, your church or your neighborhood. How can we help you inspire your community with the hope of Jesus?